Japanese firm shows off GPS-guided robotic lawn mower for golf courses

Japanese company Mamiya-OP Co Ltd plans to release a GPS-guided robot able to cut lawns at golf courses.

Published Sun, Dec 14 2014 12:27 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:12 PM CST

Japanese company Mamiya-OP plans to begin selling a pricey robotic lawn mower that will be able to autonomously take care of golf courses. Mamiya-OP partnered with Jacobsen, a company that manufacturers golf course lawn mowing products, to create the "Robot Mower for Five Successive Fairways."

Japanese firm shows off GPS-guided robotic lawn mower for golf courses | TweakTown.com

Mamiya-OP said customers could be able to pay off purchasing one unit within three years, as the robot mower is able to travel up to 6 m.p.h. along a preset route. Utilizing a GPS, three-axis gyroscope and encoder, the robot mower has sensors so it is able to spot - and avoid - humans and other obstacles on the course.

The lawn mower utilizes a custom autonomous driving system and each unit will cost between $70,000 and $90,000.

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